"After discussing Ben's condition with his family and the U-M medical staff we have decided surgery is the appropriate action," said Michigan head coach John Beilein. "Even though it is a setback, Ben has been fantastic with his attitude and his determination to get healthy as soon as he is able to rejoin the team."
"It's a disappointment I will not be able to practice and help this team get better, but I know this surgery is the best option for me right now," added Cronin. "I am excited to get healthy and put this hip issue behind me. I am going to take it slow, but I know I will be working as hard as I can over the next five to six months to be ready for next season."